September 28, 2008

Golf Digest October 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photo By Dom Furore

Cover Photo By Dom Furore

HOW TO

'HOW GOOD CAN YOU GET?'

Use the four stats that really matter to diagnose and treat your game

By Hank Haney

10 RULES FROM DAVE STOCKTON

How to make the six-footer with Guy Yocom

SOLID IRONS

My tips on hitting the 4, 5, and 6

By Geoff Ogilvy

ARNOLD PALMER

The feel of a good shot, and how to get it

TOM & TOM

Tom Watson advises New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on match play

THE PATH TO STRAIGHTER SHOTS

How a $5 kid's toy can keep you on target

By Mike LaBauve

BREAKING 100-90-80

The forgotten fairway woods

By Don Hurter

LESSON TEE

FEATURED TIP: GEOFF OGILVY

Try this tempo drill to pure your longer irons

SWING SEQUENCE: JUSTIN LEONARD

Analysis by Randy Smith

TIGER WOODS

For distance control from the sand,turn your belt buckle toward the target

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

My three keys to playing the flop shot

BUTCH HARMON

Driving: Stop those heel and toe hits

DAVID LEADBETTER

Chipping: Turn your buttons back and through to improve your contact

TOM WATSON

How to shift your weight for more power

JIM FLICK

A grip tip from two hockey legends

RICK SMITH

Get your touch back with my putting drilL

JOHNNY MILLER

The upside of Tiger's nasty knee injury; my bearish take on the October Tournaments; Greg Norman: the best wind player ever?

GOLF & MONEY

IS THIS THE TIME TO JOIN A PRIVATE CLUB?

The economy and competition: Two reasons now might be the year to sign up

By Chris Millard

HOW TO FIX PRIVATE CLUBS

With realistic goals and a smart Master plan, members can rescue things before it's too late

By David Senza

THE JOY OF BELONGING

It's about family

By Bob Carney

HOW TO JOIN A PRIVATE CLUB

We asked 200 club members what they wish they had known before joining. Our Q&A tells what YOU should know

By Brett Avery

OUR MONEY SURVEY

Golfdigest.com readers speak out on the economy

THE BEST DEALS IN GOLF

Our crew gives you 30-plus ideas on the best ways to cash in

By The Editors

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Tiger is eager to return to the tour

SPECIAL REPORT: GROOVES: The USGA and R&A change the rules

GOLF GURU: Do you mind? Cell phones on the range

INTERACTIVE RULES QUIZ: Our quiz helps you save strokes (and energy)

FITNESS: When's the best time to play?

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: The New Classics: Drivers slyly change old look with new technology

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Jeff Quinney

BOMB & GOUGE: Super game-improvement clubs: necessary?

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter

DAVID OWEN: The effect of Tiger's injury

TIM ROSAFORTE: A hair-raising finish for Stewart Cink

STINA STERNBERG: Golf or your wife?

DAN JENKINS: PGA Championship report

TRAVEL DIGEST

HOT SPOT

Tour players and power couples are biking, boating and teeing it up in Mayakoba, Mexico

THE GRID

Dollars and sense: tips for enjoying the world's favorite golf destinations

AMBUSH

'Relatively clean, guy-type fun'

19TH HOLE

Brooks' Bar & Deck at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.